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Potsdam Graduate School: Deep Science Future – An entry-level workshop for producing a better tomorrow with AI

Artificial Intelligence will shape human life and work in the 21st century profoundly. Together, we will explore how AI can be brought to good use for society and individuals. We provide entry-level methods for assessing use cases for Machine Learning and walk with you through your first “no code” implementation. Join us in shaping and reflecting this new wave of AI-based innovations.

To frame our joint undertaking, we use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the UN. The SDGs include all sort of fields such as education, industrial or economic contexts, societal inequalities, sustainability, peace or climate, to name only some.

- Assess the potentials of AI technologies, including machine learning, for different use cases

- Develop ideas for AI applications that have a positive impact on our society

- Discuss opportunities and risks of AI for real world challenges

- Design your AI-based prototype, without or with coding (your choice)


1. Do we need AI – or how does AI solve my problems?
What is AI and ML? What problems can AI effectively solve? What is the current impact of AI technology on economy, society and ecology? How can you apply AI to your domain or a given problem?

2. AI needs you – or why AI applications rely on your domain knowledge? Why do AI applications rely on knowledge and skills that you have?

3. Creating your first AI-based application:
Use methods from design thinking to frame your idea for an AI-based application and work step-by-step towards your first AI-based prototype. We use a no-code tool (but you can use code as well if you like).

Further Information

Preparation: Please bring an idea or problem you want to work on. You can use the SDGs ( as inspiration. If you do not identify a specific idea for application beforehand, we will guide you through the necessary steps. Both individuals and teams are welcome.

Why you: This course is tailor-made for doctoral students and postdocs who have gathered domain expertise, whether it is from the life sciences, geography, humanities, or social sciences. You conceptualize concrete applications for AI. We will provide guidance and tools to quickly delve into applications for this “new” technology. Together, we will discover ideas and concepts for an AI-based solutions to a real-world problem that aims to make a difference. We use design thinking methods to generate ideas and concepts together.

No prior knowledge and experience on programming, Artificial Intelligence technologies, statistics or innovation needed.


Jonathan Zebhauser; Benjamin Flader

Event Type


Subject Field

Digital Engineering Fakultät
Fakultät für Gesundheitswissenschaften
Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Juristische Fakultät
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Philosophische Fakultät
Potsdam Graduate School
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs / Nachwuchsförderung


Zentrale Universitätseinrichtungen


10.07.2024, 09:00
10.07.2024, 16:30


Potsdam Graduate School


WIS | Wissenschaftsetage im Bildungsforum Potsdam
Am Kanal 47
14467 Potsdam


Dr. Maja Starke-Liebe
Am Kanal 47
14467 Potsdam

Phone: 0 331 977-4569